On November 17th, The Tucson Pima Arts Council and Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com presented Arts, Culture & Democracy: A Tucson Community Discussion to explore the role arts and culture will play as part of civil discourse in the lives of Tucsonans.
The event conveners say that since decisions affecting Tucson represent our community's fundamental values and concerns, those issues merit examination on stages, in galleries, and everywhere the arts thrive in our community.
Today on 30 Minutes, in part 3 of a 3 part series, we feature remarks made by Ron Barber, District Director for the Office of Gabrielle Giffords. Barber was wounded in the shooting in Northwest Tucson that claimed the lives of six people. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he and his family founded the Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to support nonprofit organizations working to heal the community, honor the fallen, and foster dialogue and artistic performances that unify the Tucson community.